Ash river survey

Ash river survey

and they're definitely not walkers...well, not today anyway

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Hen party

Hen party

Well, what were you egg-specting?

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Hungry swans near Stanstead Lock

Hungry swans near Stanstead Lock

from canal boat mooring

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Fallen Apples

Fallen Apples

St Margarets Circular

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A field

A field

St Margarets Circular

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Green Bridleway

Green Bridleway

St Margarets Circular

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Trees

Trees

St Margarets Circular

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St Margarets Circular Walk

Quiet rolling Hertfordshire countryside, a haunted, ruined church and long stretches in scenic river valleys.

Length 25.6 km (15.9 miles)
Maps OS Landranger Map: 166 (Luton & Hertford) and 167 (Chelmsford, only for a very tiny part) OS Explorer Map: 194 (Hertford & Bishop’s Stortford). St. Margarets Station, map reference TL 381117, is in East Hertfordshire, 6km south east of Hertford, and 29m above sea level.
Toughness 5 out of 10
Features

This walk leads along ancient tracks and green lanes through some very quiet, rolling East Hertfordshire countryside defined by wheat fields and woods, in-between extensive stretches along the Ash, Rib and Lea rivers. Cold Christmas hamlet and a haunted, ruined church are passed just before lunch, taken in one of three recommended pubs, either in Wadesmill or High Cross. Long parts of the afternoon route are spent in the scenic Ash valley, before passing through Amwell Nature Reserve, a bird watcher’s paradise. The final stretch leads along the Lea Navigation back to St. Margarets.

A considerably shorter version with lunch in Wareside is possible.

Transport St. Margarets is on the Liverpool Street to Hertford East line with a half-hourly service, journey time 38 minutes (33 or 35 on Sundays). Trains stop at Tottenham Hale (connect from the Victoria Line).
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By Car

Start: SG12 8DS Directions

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Start walking Large print Using GPS data

National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234

Version

Jun-17

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Walk Directions  

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This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk